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The Translation of the Bodies of Aimo and Vermondo; The People of Milan Praying at the Altar Where Aimo and Vermondo are Buried

Object Details

Title:

The Translation of the Bodies of Aimo and Vermondo; The People of Milan Praying at the Altar Where Aimo and Vermondo are Buried

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Anovelo da Imbonate (Italian (Lombard), active about 1400)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1400

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 26 (87.MN.33), fol. 5v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 25.6 × 18.4 cm (10 1/16 × 7 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

The top scene on this page illustrates a procession accompanying the transfer of the saints' bodies from their original burial site to a new location, called a translation. This event was significant because it publicly proclaimed the sanctity and legitimacy of the relics of Saints Aimo and Vermondo. The devotees who are gathered around the tomb in the lower scene illustrate the belief that the faithful who came into close contact with the relics of the saints could benefit from their power.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Cult of Saints in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (October 26, 1993 to January 9, 1994)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 26, 1993 to January 9, 1994
The Cult of Saints (April 25 to July 16, 2006)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 25 to July 16, 2006
The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages (August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013
Popularity of the Primitives, Art Treasures from Italian Collections between 1700 and 1800 (June 24 to December 8, 2014)
  • Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenza (Florence), June 24 to December 8, 2014